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CBS
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in place of a high school diploma. more recent higher standards. some educators say that will make the changes tougher. >> it will be more difficult. because it is common core and standards have gotten tougher for traditional high school students. standards have to be tougher for the g.e.d. >> the new version becomes available january 2014. >> maryland voters will decide whether hundreds of students will be able to afford college. critics complain the dream act awards illegal immigrants by giving them in state tuition rates. young people some path to fulfill their dreams. bruce leshan has a look. >> this is the chance for me to go to university of maryland. >> cam pose pos is a dreamer. >> to give back to society. i could be saving your life in the future. >> his parents brought him to the u.s. at 12. he graduated from kennedy high school, earned straight a's at montgomery college, was diagnosed with bone cancer at 18. >> i want to save lives. just like my life was saved once. >> ricardo could scrape together enough money, but he says the out of state tuition charged undoc
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
on everything. >> reporter: and paul hertel. they're curiosity grew into activism. they educated themselves about coal-fired plants and emissions and then commissioned three studies. one of the most important studies the two commissioned was from a local scientists who disproved what the company was saying about something called downwash. instead of pollutant particles going up into the atmosphere the scientists found they were actually coming down into the neighborhood. >> it proved that more than 1,200 hours a year this plant was emitting sulfur dioxide beyond the national standards. >> reporter: the downwash was due in part to the short stacks required because the plant is in the flight path of national airport. a penn state study matched the company's coal to that gray residue and a harvard study connected residents' health problems to pollutants spewed out by the plant. >> we can all take a deep breath. >> reporter: but until the last 15,000 tons of coal is gone elizabeth chimento will be keeping track. peggy fox, 9 news now. >> clean-up at the plant will take up to 18 months. most o
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
their test. >> reporter: anna is the dreghtor of education and advocacy for -- director of education and advocacy for carecen. she says citizenship is important for immigrants. >> you get information on policies that affect the community besides all other benefits that citizenship comes with, you know, being able to travel freely. >> reporter: gomez has worked for howard university hospital for 11 years. as a citizen she as her sights on other -- has her sights on other job opportunities. >> maybe i want to apply for a position in government. >> carecen charges $50 for class registration and $25 for books. for more information, go to jchayward.com. click on hero central. >>> thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. good morning. i'm andrea roane. you missed a great last 15 minutes with henry winkler if you're just waking up.
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
is it that we have to be so proud of in terms of the cultural, the artistic, and the educational contributions of african-americans from precolonial times to making this county what it is today. i learned something -- i learn something new every day from my staff, from my exhibitors, and the programming is amazing. the other thing is we needed to be more than just a museum. we needed to be a cultural center which means we take the culture to the people as well as have the people come to us and we ask everybody in prince george's county. the culture of african- americans is a never ending story. what are you going to contribute to the next chapter? >> i'm just happy that you've asked me to be a part of the gail la. it's saturday at mar -- gala. it's saturday. it's at martins crosswinds. tickets are available. if you go to jchayward.com, there is a link to the museum and you can get more information. and the money that is garnered from this gala will go towards the museum. >> it goes towards the museum. it goes towards programs which are actually award winning programs. award winning programs fo
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
come every year. it really is a fun time for people. and informational and educational time for them. >> that's right. because we have information for people on housing and health care and legal and financial information. even entertainment and all those kinds of things that people are looking for you get a chance to pick up information. also lots of free giveaways and door prizes. it's a lot of fun plus a live band. >> and some entertainment. if you are 50 or older or if you have a loved one who is 50 or older, you'll want to come to these two expos. this sunday it's going to be at ballston mall in virginia. on sunday, the 14th of october it's going to be at white flint mall. stuart will be there. >> noon to 4:00 both days, both locations. >> that's important, noon to 4:00. come on out. i'll be there. and we'll have lots of fun. and of course don't forget to pick up your free copy of the beacon newspaper. if you live in montgomery county, the league of women voters has an outline that you'll want. >> 20-page voters guide. very helpful about all the different issues facing montgomery
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
expensive to keep running, but citizens component to elizabeth. she educated herself about coal- fired plants and emissions and commissioned three studies. one of the most important studies was from a local scientist who disproved what the company was saying about something called downwash. instead of pollutant particle going up into the atmosphere, the scientists found they were actually coming down into the neighborhood. >> it proved that more than 1,200 hours a year this plant was emitting sulfur dioxide beyond the national standard. >> reporter: the downwash was due in part to the short stacks required because the plant is in the flight path of national airport. a penn state study matched the company's coal to that gray residue and a harvard study connected residents' health problems to pollutants spewed out by the plant. >> we can all take a deep breath. >> reporter: but until the last 15,000 tons of coal is gone elizabeth chimento will be keeping track. peggy fox, 9 news now. >> clean-up will take about 18 months at the plant. most of genon's 120 workers have transferred or ret
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
to the ballot. >> if they want to educate themselves, god bless them. >> reporter: it's tough to figure out how much the dream act would cost. montgomery county may have the most experience. it does not check students' papers. it just charges in county tuition for any student who has spent two years at a montgomery county high school. >> for us this idea really is a validation of what we already do. we don't anticipate a huge influx of additional students. >> this law will go down in flames in november. >> reporter: ricardo hopes he is wrong. bruce leshan, 9news now. >> two recent polls found about 60% of maryland voters support the dream act. just a third of voters oppose it. >>> the occupy protesters call this a week of resistance and it resumes today with more demonstrations in and around the district. yesterday the occupy movement marked its one-year anniversary with demonstrations across the country, and in d.c., a few dozen demonstrators made their way through downtown disrupting traffic along the way. the objective of the moment remains the same they say. fight corporate greed and corpor
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
math and science teach towers improve our education. doubling our exports. all of those things that will help create jobs as we move forward and strengthen our economy. i must say charlie i was struck by kevin's answer about the fact that once again the romney campaign says they really don't have time to discuss the specifics of their tax plan. and, you know, this is a $5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy. >> we haven't heard the specifics of what the president is prepared to do in terms of spending cuts as well. >> i don't think that's true. i think if you look at the budget plan that the president has outlined, he has a $4 trillion spending cut plan that deals to make sure our tax code is fair and that those that are on the upper end of that tax code are a paying more. mitt romney's $5 trillion tax plan isn't hard to explain because of the time it's hard to explain because of the math. the math doesn't add up. $5 trillion isn't paid for and what it requires is economic studies have shown this is that mitt romney has to raise taxes on middle class people to provide people like
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 5:09pm EDT
their test. >> reporter: anna nogosco is the director of education and advocacy for the organization and says citizenship is important for immigrants. >> you get to petition government for changes in policies that affect the community besides all other benefits that citizenship comes with, being able to travel freely. >> reporter: gomez has worked for howard university hospital 11 years. as a citizen she has her sights on other job opportunities. >> maybe i want to apply for another job. >> reporter: i'm jay jay, jc hayward hey -- jc hayward, 9 news now. >> to learn more you can go to jchayward.com. >>> this is 9 news now. >> my scenes have all corroded on the frames and the doors are getting the same way. >> that was the complaint back in 2005 from residents living near alexandria's coal-fired power plant and today after decades of fighting that plant on the banks of the potomac officially closed its doors. peggy fox sat down with the woman who made it possible. >> this is from the power plant. you can see it's very black and you can see my hands are black from it. >> reporter:
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
detection, research, education, advocacy and community outreach. prevent cancer was also an original partner in the launch of buddy check 9 at wusa. some really great messages from a is surgeon who is also a survivor. what you can do even on a small part to prevent cancer. when we think about the various cancers, skin disease, skin cancer, lung cancer, stop smoking, sunscreen. those are ways to prevent some cancers. >>> thank you for watching 9news now at 6:00 a.m. good morning. i'm andrea roane. >>> i'm mike hydeck. beverly farmer will be here with traffic in just a moment. >> right now here's howard with our weather first. >>> a foggy start. radar is quiet. we don't have the pouring rains like yesterday
CBS
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
directed nutrition education for pcrn. she says there are many sources of calcium and protein that don't contain the saturated fat and lactose or dairy sugar in milk. including broccoli,tofu, and colored greens. >> you can eat the green, leafy vegetables and get all the nutrients you need. >> the petition says that kids don't need milk and that's just really difficult and not true. >> carrie represents a dairy industry group that finds pcrm, antimilk campaign outrageous. >> if you want to make up the available calcium in one cup of milk, you would need 13 servings of pinto beans and 15 half cup servings of spinage to make up that available calcium. i don't think kids are going to eat that much. >> a spokesperson says they haven't heard from parents who want this kind of change and it's unlikely to happen. wcrm is targeting the general public with its message. running ads in the d.c. metro system that play on the let's move campaign to advocate moving milk and cheese out of school lunches. >> it's really a sensationalist ad campaign that has an animal rights agenda. it's not base
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. an immigrant from india, who worked two jobs. made big sacrifices to get his son and daughter educated in this country. he was shot and killed as he pumped gas on connecticut avenue on october 3, one of three people killed that morning, a fourth was killed that night. his son, andrew, talked with us this afternoon. >> it's been a long time. we miss my dad. >> give me a memory or thought, what was he like? >> he was a bigger guy. he was a gentle giant. he works hard. i mean, came from another country. he did things me and my sister can't accomplish. he gave us opportunities we couldn't have. he was 17. it's very, very hard to see how somebody who is not your father has such an influence on you to make you do things you shouldn't be doing. when i was 17, i never thought about going around and doing some attacks on good people, you know. >> you've been watching us, told the washington post he was a monster, he felt like scum. this young man doesn't want to hear it. we heard that from a lot of people today. they are not in the mood for forgiveness. we talked to the wife earlier by phon
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